Obviously we love a good British horror here at Movie Ramblings towers, so we’ve certainly got our eyes on upcoming chiller The Limehouse Golem.

Based on a 1994 Peter Ackroyd novel and scripted by Jane Goldman, here’s the synopsis:

A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from The Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that famed performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem. Kildare must solve the case and in doing so, he believes he will save the life of Elizabeth Cree.

Bill Nighy stars as Inspector Kildare, with Olivia Cooke in the role of Elizabeth Cree and the likes of Daniel Mays and Eddie Marsan rounding out the cast.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina, the film is set for a September 1 bow – and here’s the fresh trailer:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.